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Italy tops 2,000 daily coronavirus cases for first time since April 29 - health ministry

ROME, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Italy has registered 2,548 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday, the first time the country has exceeded 2,000 cases in a single day since the end of April.

There were 24 COVID-related deaths on Thursday against 19 the day before -- far fewer than at the height of the pandemic in Italy in March and April. (Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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